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Old 02-16-2008, 08:51 AM
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The model 329PD weighs 26 ounces and has a 4 inch barrel and wood grips. The model 329 night guard weights 29.3 ounces with a shorter barrel and rubber grips. Why is the night guard heavier?
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The model 329PD weighs 26 ounces and has a 4 inch barrel and wood grips. The model 329 night guard weights 29.3 ounces with a shorter barrel and rubber grips. Why is the night guard heavier?
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Old 02-16-2008, 08:58 AM
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The Night Guards have solid stainless steel cylinders. People complained that the lightweight cylinder guns were too hard to shoot with heavier loads. Customers asked about a series of revolvers with just a little bit more weight, which S&W accomplished by going with a stainless steel cylinder.

All blackened to match....
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Old 02-16-2008, 10:11 AM
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What are the cylinders made from in the 329PD's?
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Old 02-16-2008, 10:14 AM
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What are the cylinders made from in the 329PD's?
Titanium
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Old 02-16-2008, 10:22 AM
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Any problem with those titanium cylinders?
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Old 02-16-2008, 11:11 AM
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I bet it is less expensive and easier to make them with stainless cylinders too (existing inventory in most cases).

I am one the folks that inquired on the 357's to go slightly heavier. For me a few ounces extra would make the difference of full power loads vs. reduced.

The new Night Guards look like winners!
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Old 02-16-2008, 11:42 AM
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Only downside to the Titanium is that you can never get it really clean looking. Oh, you can get them clean as brand new but you'll remove the protective coating so I hear. I wish they had coated them with Melonite...I imagine that's what they are coating the SS cylinders with. That is some tough stuff!
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Oh please, please do not ask S&W for heavier guns. There are enough of them produced in the decades past, weighing like boat anchors.

It is better to have lightweight guns, develop better ergonomics, learn to shoot the heavy kickers and so on. Let us not go back to those anchors of yesteryear.
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I'm with Remat.
I think they're a great combination of features!
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Old 02-17-2008, 10:50 AM
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Oh please, please do not ask S&W for heavier guns. There are enough of them produced in the decades past, weighing like boat anchors.
Light, heavy, why can't we all just get along, man.

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I own a 340PD with a Ti cylinder, and it is my daily CCW. I clean it with Slip2000 or EEZOX, and it looks great.

The S&W owner's manual cautions you not to clean the Ti cylinder with harsh abrasives, sandpaper, or scotchbrite pads.

I hope S&W continues to make new models with Ti cylinders.
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I own a 340PD with a Ti cylinder, and it is my daily CCW. I clean it with Slip2000 or EEZOX, and it looks great.

The S&W owner's manual cautions you not to clean the Ti cylinder with harsh abrasives, sandpaper, or scotchbrite pads.
Are you able to clean the spot shown here at the tip of the orange dummy round? Sorry for the blurry photo.



BTW, just been using No. 9 Solvent and M PRO7.
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I own a 340PD with a Ti cylinder, and it is my daily CCW. I clean it with Slip2000 or EEZOX, and it looks great.

The S&W owner's manual cautions you not to clean the Ti cylinder with harsh abrasives, sandpaper, or scotchbrite pads.
Are you able to clean the spot shown here at the tip of the orange dummy round? Sorry for the blurry photo.



BTW, just been using No. 9 Solvent and M PRO7.
I've found that a Lead Remover cloth seems to work well for removing those deposits that you are speaking of in this photo.
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Just got back from firing 12 rounds thru S&W329PD with titanium cylinder. It's a love/hate relationship with this gun;I love the lightness for toting over hill&dale;I hate the recoil(padded bicycle glove helps). To me, it's a very specialized sidearm. I have to make myself practice with it;only shoot a couple cylinders at a time. I've shot 300gr.Federal Vital Shok,240gr.HP,and 180gr JSP with no hiccups/no ILS problems(200 rounds total). I need a good holster;looking at the Milt Sparks 200AW. Heck I like the funy-lookin Ti cylinder with those little spots on the inside. I don't get too aggressive with the cleaning;I think the smoke-burns look good on the Ti. It is what it is;a real tub thumper.
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I own a 340PD with a Ti cylinder, and it is my daily CCW. I clean it with Slip2000 or EEZOX, and it looks great.

The S&W owner's manual cautions you not to clean the Ti cylinder with harsh abrasives, sandpaper, or scotchbrite pads.
Are you able to clean the spot shown here at the tip of the orange dummy round? Sorry for the blurry photo.



BTW, just been using No. 9 Solvent and M PRO7.
Yes, SLip2000 cleans those stains
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YOu can say what you want about customers requesting a "little heavier gun so they went to a stainless cyl." I believe that there is a major problem with the Ti. cylinder. I have had my 329PD back to the factory 3 times because the gun will not eject. I have to use a punch to extract each case. I have never had mnore than 100 rds.of FACTORY AMMO through each gun. The old saying you fool me once.... well I am a 3 time fool but not a fourth.
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